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Zombie Man

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Format for tips within a mission text write-up
« on: February 03, 2010, 03:33:37 PM »
For the write-up on missions, we've recorded all the text that's given to us in the game. However, within that write-up there will sometimes be some player notes -- the kind of stuff that would be written into the margins of a physical guide such as:

Note: Though the mission objective doesn't say so, this is a defeat-all mission.

or

Location: Atlas Park; Skyway; Steel Canyon; Faultline

or

Note: Clicking the glowie is all that's needed for mission completion.



Some of these tips are just dropped in and look like they're part of the textual write-up. Sometimes they may be highlighted in red.

I would think we should have a standard style for such marginal tips or clarifications. Perhaps red highlight them all, or a colored tip-box.

Whatdya think? (And if you're for a style, what should it be?)

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Re: Format for tips within a mission text write-up
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2010, 06:32:24 PM »
I'm always a fan of standardizing things that are common to several articles.  Sounds like a good idea to me.

As far as format goes, I think I'd prefer to let the people who have been elbow deep in trying to update/standardize all of the contact articles over the last few months weigh in rather than just asserting an opinion at random.
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Re: Format for tips within a mission text write-up
« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2010, 01:49:51 AM »
I'd be up for using a template to standardize these notes, similar to an Editor's note in a comic book.  For example, if the template used was:

{{EdNote|Things always happen this way, except when they don't.}}

it would be translated as:

(Things always happen this way, except when they don't. - Ed.)

This could eliminate having to use the word "Note," too. Having it be in a certain color would be good, too, though I don't have any specific favorites for it. I'd guess red would be the most appropriate.

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Re: Format for tips within a mission text write-up
« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2010, 04:28:06 AM »
This could eliminate having to use the word "Note," too. Having it be in a certain color would be good, too, though I don't have any specific favorites for it. I'd guess red would be the most appropriate.

If you're going with the comic book theme, the Editor's Notes are usually in a yellow box :)

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Re: Format for tips within a mission text write-up
« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2010, 05:01:20 AM »
And an icon of Statesman and label the box "Statesman sez..."


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Re: Format for tips within a mission text write-up
« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2010, 07:49:15 AM »
Like hell you're gonna clutter up the wiki with tons of images like THAT one! :p
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Re: Format for tips within a mission text write-up
« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2010, 07:53:17 AM »
But... but... look how pretty the fonts are!!

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Re: Format for tips within a mission text write-up
« Reply #7 on: February 04, 2010, 10:12:13 PM »
Joking aside, how about using a template somewhat like that?

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Re: Format for tips within a mission text write-up
« Reply #8 on: February 05, 2010, 12:45:31 AM »
{{EdNote}}

Just a quick mockup. Feel free to change/edit/tweak.
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Re: Format for tips within a mission text write-up
« Reply #9 on: February 05, 2010, 08:34:44 AM »
Thanks!

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Re: Format for tips within a mission text write-up
« Reply #10 on: February 05, 2010, 09:44:39 AM »
I made a pass through the TFs with the EdNote template replacing notes, tips, and strategies with it for review.

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Re: Format for tips within a mission text write-up
« Reply #11 on: February 05, 2010, 07:22:32 PM »
You make posts like this all the time, Zombie Man. I've given you a Spruce Hammer

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Re: Format for tips within a mission text write-up
« Reply #12 on: February 05, 2010, 07:42:21 PM »
Uh.. thanks.

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Re: Format for tips within a mission text write-up
« Reply #13 on: February 05, 2010, 09:04:40 PM »
Does this mean I just joined a cult? Or worse... Facebook?

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Re: Format for tips within a mission text write-up
« Reply #14 on: February 05, 2010, 11:16:31 PM »
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